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Future Ancestor

Director: Josue Rivas
Short Film
Running Time:10:13 minutes
Event Date(s)
12:00 AM
Thursday, November 12
Streaming On-demand

Indigenous scholar and poet Lyla June challenges the status quo when she decides to run for House of Representatives in New Mexico’s District 47. Future Ancestor follows her through a 7-day “fast for the future” on the steps of the Capitol building. Fueled by prayer and bone broth, Lyla is an unlikely candidate who reveals a new vision for leadership, urging us to “think seven generations ahead.” 

Screening in the Gassy Webcap Shorts block.